Mobilisation Of Forest Bioenergy In The Boreal And Temperate Biomes: Challenges, Opportunities And Case Studies by Evelyne Thiffault

Mobilisation Of Forest Bioenergy In The Boreal And Temperate Biomes: Challenges, Opportunities And…

byEvelyne ThiffaultEditorC.t. Smith, Martin Junginger

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Mobilisation of Forest Bioenergy in the Boreal and Temperate Biomes: Challenges, Opportunities, and Case Studiesfeatures input from key international experts who identify and analyze the main opportunities and roadblocks for the implementation of sustainable forest biomass supply chains in the boreal and temperate regions. It draws from responses to surveys that were sent to specialists from different countries, compares models of bioenergy deployment, and discusses different types of bioenergy carriers.

Efficiency and profitability of the supply chain are analyzed and the scale and level of confidence of feedstock inventory estimates are highlighted. Logistics and ecological and socio-economic footprints are also covered. This book provides a synthesis of the scientific and technical literature on specific aspects of forest biomass supply chains, and quantifies future potentials in comparison to estimates provided by other sources and the targets for bioenergy production set by various organizations (IEA, IPCC, etc.).

Finally, the book proposes recommendations for practitioners, policymakers, and future research. This approach makes the book especially relevant for professionals, policymakers, researchers, and graduate students in the field of bioenergy conversion and management, as well as those interested in sustainable management of natural resources.



  • Presents foundational theory, examples and lessons learned, drawing on scientific and technical literature, as well as surveys conducted among stakeholders from various countries of the boreal and temperate biomes
  • Provides best practices, insights, and recommendations through an integrative framework that encompasses various aspects of forest biomass supply chain, at different scales, and looking at a broad geographical and geopolitical range
  • Compares contrasting history, policy context, and level of forest bioenergy development in several countries through several case studies
  • Analyzes the efficiency and profitability of the supply chain, highlighting the scale and level of confidence of feedstock inventory estimates

About The Author

Dr. Evelyne Thiffault is an assistant professor in forest bioenergy and forest soil ecology and forest biomass at the department of wood and forest sciences of Laval University (Canada) and member of the Research Centre on Renewable Materials. She has a degree in forest engineering (2001) and a PhD in forest sciences (2006), both from ...

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Title:Mobilisation Of Forest Bioenergy In The Boreal And Temperate Biomes: Challenges, Opportunities And…Format:PaperbackDimensions:266 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:May 13, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128045140

ISBN - 13:9780128045145

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction. Background, theoretical framework.

2. Models of forest biomass supply chains in various countries

3. Challenges and opportunities of logistics and economics of forest biomass mobilisation.

4. Social and economics aspects of forest biomass mobilisation.

5. Environmental sustainability aspects of forest biomass mobilisation, including soil, biodiversity, water and carbon balance.

6. Challenges and opportunities for the conversion technologies used to make forest biomass based bioenergy/biofuels

7. Challenges and opportunities of international trade of forest biomass

8. Forest bioenergy deployment in the absence of bioenergy policies/targets, with examples from Canada and Australia.

9. Quantifying forest biomass potential for mobilisation in the face of challenges and opportunities in the boreal and temperate biomes.

10. Conclusion: Synthesis and classification of main barriers and opportunities to mobilisation; comparisons and expectations of mobilisation of forest biomass in other biomes; recommendations.